"State HIE" Posts

Portrait of Rachel Abbey

Virginia Department of Health and ConnectVirginia Build a Pathway to Meet Public Health Measures

Rachel Abbey | September 16, 2014

In late 2013, three key health IT issues came to light in the Commonwealth of Virginia resulting in a synergistic partnership between public and private health care entities that now uses ConnectVirginia, Virginia’s Statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE), for public health reporting. 

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Portrait of Lee Stevens

State HIE Program Policy Office Releases Tactical Issue Briefs on Sustainability Building

Lee Stevens | March 1, 2013

Health Information Exchange (HIE) has rapidly developed across the United States over the past three years but there is an elusive word attached to its future:  Sustainability.  Building and operating exchange capacity outside corporate structures has historically relied almost solely on federal, state and private grant dollars, all aimed at improving health care delivery outcomes and efficiency in the United States.

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Portrait of Dr. David Blumenthal

EHR Adoption Grants Awarded

Dr. David Blumenthal | February 12, 2010

Today Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the awarding of nearly $800 million in grants to help states and health care providers advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, $386 million will promote health information exchange  at the state level, while $375 million will support the development of regional extension centers (RECs) that will aid health professionals as they work to implement and use health information technology (health IT). 

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